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Carbon Peak
Highest point
Elevation 12,088 ft (3,684 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 2,159 ft (658 m)
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Geography
Location Gunnison County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range West Elk Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Axtell
Climbing
Easiest route hike

Carbon Peak, elevation 12,088 ft (3,684 m), is a summit in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado. The peak is southwest of Crested Butte in the Gunnison National Forest. Carbon peak is a laccolith formed during the mid-Tertiary period, and is part of the “laccolith triangle” as described by the Colorado Geological Survey.

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